Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nonprofit Thursday [Barely!]

Our deep apologies for almost turning this week’s Nonprofit Thursday into Nonprofit Friday. Our cup was truly running over today as we went from one event to another.

We would not be doing justice to the experiences of the day if we tried to cram everything into a hasty report.

We can say that the plug we gave here last week to Ronald Ferguson’s appearance today was well worth the space. Dr. Ferguson spoke with a simple eloquence that could easily have camouflaged for the casual listener the deep truths of his talk about “Educational Excellence With Equity”. His presentation contained insights for parents, teachers, students, businesses, and the community at large.

We videotaped the majority of his presentation and will post it as soon as we can process it, by Monday at the latest. We will also post our comments on this City Club in the City event.
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WE APPRECIATE the response we got to last week’s premiere of Nonprofit Thursdays.  

Several of you responded promptly with news of upcoming events, appointments, and suggestions for future coverage. Keep all that nonprofit info coming to us here: NonprofitsATCUYAHOGANEWS.NET.


• Is your organization clueless when it comes to social and mobile media? What does our mobile society mean for the nonprofit sector? How do you start your organization’s mobile presence? How can you mesh your agency’s mobile presence into other marketing initiatives? These and other questions will be addressed at the Center for Community Solutions’ 11th annual Telling Your Story program for nonprofits and the media. The St. Luke’s Foundation co-sponsors this year’s program:  

“iPhone, iPad, iDon’t Know How to Connect with Our Organization’s Mobile Audience…”

WHEN: November 15 from 8am-Noon

WHERE: Center for Families and Children, 3955 Euclid Ave., (Free parking in adjacent lot; first-come, first-served)

PRESENTERS: Christina Klenotic, Vice President, Dix & Eaton, and Ann Poston, Marketing Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra

Lee Chilcote, Development News Editor, Writer, Freshwater Cleveland
Rick Jackson, Morning Edition Host, Reporter, WCPN / WVIZ ideastream
Lila Mills, Editor & Publisher, Greater University Circle Neighborhood Voice
Karl Turner, Deputy Metro Editor/Online, The Plain Dealer

COST: $50. Registration required. Click here to register 

Other Events:

WHAT: Benefit for the Sarah J. Harper Children's Library, a library in the Outhwaite Homes in the Central neighborhood that encourages and promotes reading, learning and positive avenues for self realization.
WHEN: Sunday, November 6th. Doors at 4pm. Fashion at 5pm
WHERE: The Masonic Temple Performing Arts Center, 3615 Euclid Avenue
CONTACT: For ticket information, please call Vernon Robinson at 216.534.8145 or Gabrielle Ross at 216.322.0011. 
Tickets are $50 per person.

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DISCUSSION: Movement Building and the First Amendment

WHEN: Thursday, November 10 at 7PM

WHERE: Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center, 4506 Chester Ave, Cleveland 44103
WHO: The Ohio ACLU, members of the Occupy Movement, and constitutional and criminal defense attorneys.

N.B.: This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To RSVP call 216.472.2220.

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Need an Intern for the Summer?
Application Deadline: November 30, 2011
The Cleveland Foundation's Summer Internship Program is accepting applications from area nonprofits or governmental agencies until November 30, 2011. College students, recent graduates, and graduate students work full-time for an 11-week session during the summer.

The Cleveland Foundation provides funding to cover the intern’s stipend.

• The Cleveland Foundation is seeking nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio interested in receiving one or more pieces of modern art for use within their organization. The art works are from the extensive collection of the late Nancy L. and Frank H. Porter, and were bequeathed in 2003 as part of what was then the largest gift in the Foundation’s history.

There are of course some modest conditions, which you can find at along with pictures of the artwork and dimensions and descriptions of each piece.

Application materials are due by Nov. 7, 2011, to the Cleveland Foundation at:

Contact: Kara Copeland, program officer [216.615.7156;] for questions regarding the Porter Fund, specific pieces of artwork, or the overall application process.

Nicole M. Bell to Executive Director, The Presidents’ Council Foundation.
Donna Dabb to Director, Cuyahoga Small Business Development Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.

Tip of the week
Does your public relations plan coincide with the overall strategic plan of your organization? Do you have a public relations plan? Do you have a strategic plan?
You can find tips on how to improve your agency’s visibility and raise more donor dollars in this article:

Send your Nonprofit Thursday info to:

Deadline for consideration is Fridays at 3pm.
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